The Mighty Gecko Wireless Starter Kit (SLWSTK6000A) includes an integrated debug adapter and provides access to a Thread software stack* and sample code. Multiple radio boards enable developers to create a mesh network and evaluate Mighty Gecko Module and SoCs. The wireless starter kit comes with:
- 3 x Wireless starter kit mainboard
- 3 x EFR32MG 2.4 GHz 19.5 dBm radio board
- 3 x EFR32MG 2.4 GHz 13 dBm radio board
- AA Battery Board (supports running +19.5 from battery)
- Integrated debug and packet trace
Note: The Silicon Labs Gecko Software Development Kit (SDK) has support for IAR Embedded Workbench toolchain and the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) toolchain but some of the dynamic multiprotocol examples for Zigbee, Thread, Bluetooth Low Energy and Proprietary Wireless can only be built using IAR Embedded Workbench toolchain. A 30-day trial license for IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is available with the EFR32 Mighty Gecko Wireless Starter Kit.
Option 1 (Recommended - OpenThread)
Silicon Labs proudly contributes to the OpenThread Foundation for the connected home. OpenThread is an opensource implementation of Thread® and has become the preferred variant for the Thread community.
To learn more about the Silicon Labs OpenThread stack solution from the GitHub repositories:
EFR32MG12 – Click Here
EFR32MG21 – Click Here
Option 2 (For Existing SLThread Customers Only)
For existing customers, the deprecated SLThread implementation of Thread® will continue to be supported by Simplicity Studio until the End-of Service dates expire as indicated in the deprecation section of the SLThread release note documents.
a) Download SLThread release note documents here
b) Download Simplicity Studio for free tools and examples here
The Mighty Gecko product family is designed to offer additional capabilities in addition to Thread®. The family offers multi-protocol support making it the ideal solution for bridging additional networks to Thread or in simplifying the commissioning of Thread devices through smartphones or tablets.
Additional protocol stacks can be used to supplement Thread on the Mighty Gecko platform:
- Bluetooth Low Energy Software
- RAIL (Radio Abstraction Interface Layer)
- Connect Stack
- Proprietary Wireless Software